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Autism and Independence - Assessments and Interventions to Prepare Teens for Adult Life (Paperback): Daniel Marston Autism and Independence - Assessments and Interventions to Prepare Teens for Adult Life (Paperback)
Daniel Marston
R510 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R109 (21%) Shipped within 11 - 15 working days
The Seven Years' War (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Daniel Marston The Seven Years' War (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Daniel Marston
R1,588 Discovery Miles 15 880 Shipped within 24 - 29 working days

The closest thing to total war before World War I, the Seven Year's War was fought in North America, Europe, the Caribbean and India, with major consequences for all parties involved. This text reviews the grand strategies of the combatants and examines the differing styles of warfare used in the many campaigns. These ranged from the large-scale battles and sieges of the European front to the ambush and skirmish tactics used in the forests of North America. Daniel Marston's narrative is supported by personal diaries and memoirs, and official reports.

The Indian Army and the End of the Raj (Hardcover): Daniel Marston The Indian Army and the End of the Raj (Hardcover)
Daniel Marston
R2,040 Discovery Miles 20 400 Shipped within 11 - 15 working days

The Partition of British India in 1947 resulted in the establishment of the independent states of India and Pakistan and the end of the British Raj. The decision to divide British India along religious lines led to widespread upheaval and communal violence in the period leading up to and following the official day of independence, 15 August 1947. In this book, Daniel Marston provides a unique examination of the role of the Indian army in post-World War II India. He draws upon extensive research into primary source documents and interviews with veterans of the events of 1947 to provide fresh insight into the vital part that the Indian Army played in preserving law and order in the region. This rigorous book fills a significant gap in the historiography of the British in India and will be invaluable to those studying the British Empire and South Asia more generally.

Closing the Security Gap - Building Irregular Security Forces (Art of War Papers Series) (Paperback): Michael J. Gunther,... Closing the Security Gap - Building Irregular Security Forces (Art of War Papers Series) (Paperback)
Michael J. Gunther, Combat Studies Institute Press; Introduction by Daniel Marston
R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Shipped within 11 - 15 working days

The British and US experience with the use of local, irregular security forces suggest their importance in assisting the host nation government and counterinsurgent forces. Their successful establishment, training, and employment demonstrate the importance of several prerequisites including partnership with an advisory force, consent of the host nation's government to exist, and that the security force is accountable to the local civil authority. Without these prerequisites, the local, irregular security force could risk illegitimacy in the eyes of the populace, the host nation government, and the counterinsurgent. However, partnership does not guarantee a local irregular force's success. The host nation's involvement in the decision to build irregular forces is important from the beginning of the campaign. Through the examination of archival research and primary source interviews associated with the British experience in North-West Frontier and the Dhofar region of Oman, one can start to understand the prerequisites needed to create a successful mentorship force. The paper examines the method of partnership, selection and traits of the advisors, and the host nation government's role in building the Punjab Irregular Forces and Frontier Corps in North-West Frontier in India, the firqat in Dhofar, and the Sons of Iraq. Illustrated.

Stabilizing the Debate Between Population and Enemy-Centric Counterinsurgency Success Demands a Balanced Approach (Art of War... Stabilizing the Debate Between Population and Enemy-Centric Counterinsurgency Success Demands a Balanced Approach (Art of War Papers Series) (Paperback)
Nathan R. Springer; Introduction by Daniel Marston; Combat Studies Institute Press
R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Shipped within 11 - 15 working days

This thesis contends the debate on whether to embrace a population centric or enemy-centric counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan detracts focus from building a balanced approach, customized for the human and political landscape in each area of operation (AO). The debate should be finally resolved since each strategic axis represents a crucial portion of the ideal hybrid approach, which necessarily looks different from one AO to the next. Each extreme, whether focusing all effort on killing and capturing the enemy (enemy-centric) or partnering with and protecting the population from the enemy (population-centric) is unique to local conditions on the ground. "Centric" means to focus efforts only in one direction or the other. The "centric" banners must be dropped and the US should maintain a balanced approach, integrating both strategies and freeing commanders to use every available resource across the lines of effort in the concentrations he deems appropriate and conducive to his specific AO. The US is fighting a counterinsuregency that necessitates both the destruction of the enemy and the nurturing of the population. Counterinsurgency, as another form of warfare, must utilize all elements of national power to achieve the desired outcome. The consensus from a comprehensive study of multiple counterinsurgency models indicates that utilizing all available resources to achieve a balanced approach and providing the autonomy our commanders require to achieve success in their AOs is the most effective way to deal with counterinsurgencies now and in the future.

The Rhodesian African Rifles - The Growth and Adaptation of a Multicultural Regiment Through the Rhodesian Bush War, 1965-1980... The Rhodesian African Rifles - The Growth and Adaptation of a Multicultural Regiment Through the Rhodesian Bush War, 1965-1980 (Art of War Papers Series) (Paperback)
Michael P. Stewart; Foreword by Daniel Marston; Combat Studies Institute Press
R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Shipped within 11 - 15 working days

The Rhodesian African Rifles overcame profoundly divisive racist and tribal differences among its members because a transcendent "regimental culture" superseded the disparate cultures of its individual soldiers and officers. The RAR's culture grew around the traditions of the British regimental system, after which the RAR was patterned. The soldiers of the RAR, regardless of racial or tribal background, identified themselves first as soldiers and members of the regiment, before their individual race and tribe. Regimental history and traditions, as well as shared hardships on deployments and training were mechanisms that forced officers and soldiers to see past differences. The RAR is remarkable because these bonds stayed true through to the end of the war, through incredible pressure on black Rhodesians to succumb to the black nationalist groups and cast off a government that was portrayed to them as oppressive, racist and hateful. Through the end of the Bush War, 1965-1980, RAR soldiers remained loyal and steadfast to their regiment, and that must be their legacy. In the end, the values of the government were irrelevant. It was the regiment that drew these men in, and their loyalty was more to their comrades and their heritage than to any particular government or cause.

Survival Through Adaptation - The Chinese Red Army and the Extermination Campaigns, 1927-1936 (Paperback): Wilbur W Hsu Survival Through Adaptation - The Chinese Red Army and the Extermination Campaigns, 1927-1936 (Paperback)
Wilbur W Hsu; Foreword by Daniel Marston
R516 Discovery Miles 5 160 Shipped within 11 - 15 working days

This study analyzes the Chinese Red Army from 1927 to 1936 to determine how the Red Army survived attacks from external military forces and also successfully overcame the threats to its existence posed by changing Chinese Communist Party (CCP) policies. During this period, the CCP attempted to develop, expand, and professionalize the Chinese Red Army as a way to defend Communist base areas from a series of Kuomingtang (KMT) Extermination Campaigns. Also during these years, changes in the CCP leadership often placed the Red Army in dangerous situations by underestimating the KMT military threat and overestimating Red Army capabilities. This re-examination of the origin and development of the Chinese People's Liberation Army looks at the Chinese Red Army's strategy, tactics, organization, and training and identifies four themes that helped it adapt and survive: a pragmatic strategy focused on long-term success; creating local populace support through adaptation; strong soldier recruiting, training, and retention; and a comprehensive officer development system.

The Biggest Stick - The Employment of Artillery Units in Counterinsurgency (Art of War Papers Series) (Hardcover): Richard B... The Biggest Stick - The Employment of Artillery Units in Counterinsurgency (Art of War Papers Series) (Hardcover)
Richard B Johnson; Introduction by Daniel Marston; Combat Studies Institute Press
R874 Discovery Miles 8 740 Shipped within 11 - 15 working days

This study uses a comparative analysis of the Malayan Emergency, the American experience in Vietnam, and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM to examine the role and effectiveness of artillery units in complex counterinsurgency environments. Through this analysis, four factors emerge which impact the employment of artillery units: the counterinsurgency effort's requirement for indirect fires; constraints and limitations on indirect fires; the counterinsurgency effort's force organization; and the conversion cost of nonstandard roles for artillery units. In conclusion, the study offers five broadly descriptive fundamentals for employing artillery units in a counterinsurgency environment: invest in tactical leadership, exploit lessons learned, support the operational approach and strategic framework, maintain pragmatic fire support capability, and minimize collateral damage. Finally, the study examines the role of education for leaders in a counterinsurgency, and its influence on these imperative fundamentals.

Key Considerations For Irregular Security Forces In Counterinsurgency (Paperback): Robert L Green Key Considerations For Irregular Security Forces In Counterinsurgency (Paperback)
Robert L Green; Foreword by Daniel Marston; U.S. Army Combat Studies Institute
R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Shipped within 11 - 15 working days

Counterinsurgents have raised and employed irregular security forces in many campaigns over the last century. Irregular security forces are indigenous forces, not part of the regular police or military organizations of the host nation, that are recruited locally to provide a basic level of security in a given area. Irregular security forces, when used in conjunction with all other available capabilities, contribute to, but do not in and of themselves, ensure success. While irregular security forces can be effective in conducting local security, intelligence gathering, surveillance and other tasks in their home areas, tasks that may prove more difficult for regular security forces, irregular forces are no silver bullet to achieving success. Counterinsurgency is a struggle for the support of the population against an active and thinking enemy and therefore, there are no hard and fast rules. Several counterinsurgency scholars and theorists do, however, agree on several key principles that can aid counterinsurgents in prosecuting their campaigns successfully. This paper seeks to add to the body of knowledge by examining the key aspects that counterinsurgents should take into account when considering raising an irregular security force.

Operations at the Border Efforts to Disrupt Insurgent Safe-Havens (Paperback): Eric Hunter Hass Operations at the Border Efforts to Disrupt Insurgent Safe-Havens (Paperback)
Eric Hunter Hass; Introduction by Daniel Marston; U.S. Army Combat Studies Institute
R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Shipped within 11 - 15 working days

Disrupting an insurgent's access to sanctuary and safe-haven is a critical aspect of operational planning for counterinsurgent forces. By denying an inurgent's access to safe havens early in the conflict, the counterinsurgent will gain a marked advantage over the initially weaker force. Only through a deep understanding of how the insurgent is using international, tribal, or cultural borders to evade the counterinsurgent force can the counterinsurgent disrupt the insurgent operations. In order to accomplish this, the counterinsurgent must understand the physical terrain and cultural demographics, nest border operations into the overarching strategy, and employ security forces to reinforce success. Through the examination of the British experience in the North-West Frontier, 1849-1947 and the counterinsurgent efforts in the Sultanate of Oman's Dhofar Rebellion, 1962-1975, one can develop techniques for applying border control operations to disrupt insurgent safe-havens. Border control efforts are not the decisive effort within a counterinsurgency, but they are critical to defeating the insurgent's ability to maintain their ability to conduct operations.

Protecting, Isolating, and Controlling Behavior Population And Resource Control Measures in Counterinsurgency Campaigns... Protecting, Isolating, and Controlling Behavior Population And Resource Control Measures in Counterinsurgency Campaigns (Paperback)
Mark E. Battjes; Introduction by Daniel Marston, Gordon B. Davis
R483 Discovery Miles 4 830 Shipped within 11 - 15 working days

The classical counterinsurgency theorists emphasize that it is necessary for the government to gain and maintain control of the population in order to defeat the insurgency. They describe population and resource control measures as a means of doing so. However, some contemporary writers have questioned the legitimacy of such tactics and doubt that they can be employed effectively in modern campaigns. Four case studies from three different campaigns: the Philippines, Vietnam, and Iraq, examine how population and resource control measures can be employed effectively and legitimately by the counterinsurgent force. The case studies reveal that protecting and isolating the population is the most critical component of any such measures, without this condition the measures will not achieve their desired effect. The case studies also reveal that once the protection and isolation are in place, the government can focus on controlling the behavior of the population. That is, it can prevent behavior that supports the insurgency while enabling behavior that supports the government or is neutral. This denies the insurgency its means of support and facilitates the destruction of its armed and subversive elements by the counterinsurgent forces.

Art of War Papers - Protecting, Isolating, and Controlling Behavior: Population and Resource Control Measures in... Art of War Papers - Protecting, Isolating, and Controlling Behavior: Population and Resource Control Measures in Counterinsurgency Campaigns (Paperback)
Mark E. Battjes; Foreword by Daniel Marston; Combat Studies Institute Press
R547 Discovery Miles 5 470 Shipped within 11 - 15 working days

The classical counterinsurgency theorists emphasize that it is necessary for the government to gain and maintain control of the population in order to defeat the insurgency. They describe population and resource control measures as a means of doing so. However, some contemporary writers have questioned the legitimacy of such tactics and doubt that they can be employed effectively in modern campaigns. Four case studies from three different campaigns: the Philippines, Vietnam, and Iraq, examine how population and resource control measures can be employed effectively and legitimately by the counterinsurgent force. The case studies reveal that protecting and isolating the population is the most critical component of any such measures, without this condition the measures will not achieve their desired effect. The case studies also reveal that once the protection and isolation are in place, the government can focus on controlling the behavior of the population. That is, it can prevent behavior that supports the insurgency while enabling behavior that supports the government or is neutral. This denies the insurgency its means of support and facilitates the destruction of its armed and subversive elements by the counterinsurgent forces.

The Seven Years' War (Paperback): Daniel Marston The Seven Years' War (Paperback)
Daniel Marston
R454 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R44 (10%) Shipped within 11 - 15 working days

The closest thing to total war before World War One, the Seven Years' War was fought in North America, Europe, the Caribbean and India with major consequences for all parties involved. This fascinating book is the first to truly review the grand strategies of the combatants and examine the differing styles of warfare used in the many campaigns. These ranged from the large-scale battles and sieges of the European front to the ambush and skirmish tactics used in the forests of North America. Daniel Marston's engaging narrative is supported by official war papers, personal diaries and memoirs, and official reports.

The Indian Army and the End of the Raj (Paperback): Daniel Marston The Indian Army and the End of the Raj (Paperback)
Daniel Marston
R742 Discovery Miles 7 420 Shipped within 11 - 15 working days

The Partition of British India in 1947 resulted in the establishment of the independent states of India and Pakistan and the end of the British Raj. The decision to divide British India along religious lines led to widespread upheaval and communal violence in the period leading up to and following the official day of independence, 15 August 1947. In this book, Daniel Marston provides a unique examination of the role of the Indian army in post-World War II India. He draws upon extensive research into primary source documents and interviews with veterans of the events of 1947 to provide fresh insight into the vital part that the Indian Army played in preserving law and order in the region. This rigorous book fills a significant gap in the historiography of the British in India and will be invaluable to those studying the British Empire and South Asia more generally.

The American Revolutionary War (Hardcover): Robert O'Neill The American Revolutionary War (Hardcover)
Robert O'Neill; Edited by Daniel Marston
R761 Discovery Miles 7 610 Out of stock

The American Revolution has been characterized politically as a united uprising of the American colonies and militarily within a guerrilla campaign against the inflexible British military establishment. Author Daniel Marston argues that this belief, though widespread, is a misconception. He contends that the American Revolution created deep political divisions in the population of the Thirteen Colonies, while militarily pitting veterans of the Seven Years War against one another, in a conflict that involved guerrilla tactics and classic eighteenth century campaign techniques on both sides. The peace treaty of 1783 that brought an end to war marked the formal beginning of the United States of America as an independent political entity. This groundbreaking, richly detailed, lavishly illustrated, and surprising history of the American Revolution tells the story in fresh and revelatory ways, encompassing political, strategic, tactical, cultural, and individual perspectives.

The American Revolution 1774-1783 (Hardcover): Daniel Marston The American Revolution 1774-1783 (Hardcover)
Daniel Marston
R1,778 Discovery Miles 17 780 Out of stock


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The French-Indian War 1754-1760 (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Daniel Marston The French-Indian War 1754-1760 (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Daniel Marston
R1,663 Discovery Miles 16 630 Out of stock


This book traces the background and course of the French-Indian War, fought out in the forests, plains and forts of the North American Frontier. Despite early French success against a British Army unskilled in woodland fighting, the British learned quickly from their Native American allies and emerged victorious at Louisbourg and Quebec.

The French-Indian War 1754-1760 (Paperback): Daniel Marston The French-Indian War 1754-1760 (Paperback)
Daniel Marston
R367 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R40 (11%) Out of stock

The French-Indian War was fought in the forests, open plains, and forts of the North American frontier. The French army, supported by North American tribes, was initially more successful than the British Army, who suffered from lack of experience at woodland fighting. This title explains the background to the wars and charts the military development of the British Army and the reforms that led to its eventual superiority. In both skirmishes in the forests of the frontier and great battles such as Louisbourg and Quebec, the British proved they had learnt well from their Native American allies.

The American War of Independence 1774-1783 (Paperback): Daniel Marston The American War of Independence 1774-1783 (Paperback)
Daniel Marston
R361 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R40 (11%) Out of stock

The American Revolution has been characterized politically as a united political uprising of the American colonies and militarily as a guerrilla campaign of colonists against the inflexible British military establishment. Daniel Marston argues that this belief, though widespread, is a misconception. He contends that the American Revolution, in reality, created deep political divisions in the population of the Thirteen Colonies, while militarily pitting veterans of the Seven Years' War against one another, in a conflict that combined guerrilla tactics and classic eighteenth century campaign techniques on both sides. The peace treaty of 1783 that brought an END to the war marked the formal beginning of the United States of America as an independent political entity.

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